Close to 70% of long COVID-19 patients suffer from two specific symptoms a month after infection, according to a new study.
Details: Researchers at the University of Cambridge recently found that about seven out of every 10 COVID-19 patients struggle with neurological issues in the months after infections.
- These patients often struggle to perform on cognitive exams.
- About 75% of the patients said they can’t work because of their symptoms, too.
Symptoms: Most of these long COVID-19 patients suffer from two specific COVID-19 symptoms:
- Concentration problems
What they’re saying: “Long COVID has received very little attention politically or medically. It urgently needs to be taken more seriously, and cognitive issues are an important part of this. When politicians talk about ‘Living with COVID’ – that is, unmitigated infection, this is something they ignore. The impact on the working population could be huge,” said study senior author Dr. Lucy Cheke in a university release.
The bigger picture: Experts continue to identify a number of COVID-19 symptoms people experience months after infection.
- A new study from Denmark’s State Serum Institute (SSI) found that 53% of participants said they had COVID-19 symptoms six to 12 months after infection.
- A similar study published in the medical journal The BMJ found that one-third of COVID-19 patients experienced a new COVID-19 symptom months later.